Chester Himes Papers

The Chester Himes Papers consist of original manuscripts, correspondence, photographs and artwork that document his long career as a writer. The manuscripts offer insight into Hime’s creative process and many of them represent the original versions and original titles for works that were later altered for publication. The bulk of the correspondence reveals Himes relationship with the publishers and editors…

Langston Hughes Collection

Langston Hughes (1902-1967), poet, columnist, and novelist. The first four series contain correspondence from a wide range of friends, fans, publishers, and family members. The following seven series contrail a variety of writings: general writings (stories, articles, plays, book-length collections of poems); poems (individual and small groups); song lyrics; newspapers columns; translations by Hughes; printed appearances of Hughes’s works, and…

Langston Hughes Papers

Langston Hughes, poet, columnist, and novelist. The Langston Hughes Papers contain letters, manuscripts, personal items, photographs, clippings, artworks, and objects that document the life the well-known African-American poet.